Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday Everyone!!! 

The weekend is finally here!!! I am kicking off the excitement with another link-up of Friday Favorites with some of my favorite bloggers. Check out Andrea's blog called MomfessionalsErika's blog called A Little Bit of Everything, and Narci's blog called Grace and Love. Their blogs are so inspiring and they are a must read! 

This week I have more favorites than I can quite possibly count, but here are just a few! 

#1. Double dates with my parents & Louisville Basketball.

Although I am a Boilermaker, deep down I have always been raised a Cardinal fan. I secretly still love Louisville basketball a ton, so I wasn't disappointed at all when my mom surprised my dad with Louisville basketball tickets for his birthday and asked me and David to join! 

 Several attempts at a good picture of these two yahoos and this was literally the best one I got. Despite their lack of being photogenic, I adore these two so much. They love each other more than ever and are constantly having so much fun. Loved our little double dinner date with them at a cute little pizzeria in downtown Louisville right by the YUM center.

All of us after the game! Louisville won so that explains why everyone is smiling! :) 

(Well everyone besides my dad... don't get me started again on the not-so-photogenic rant.)

#2. Christmas Coffee Mugs & Sweet Friends are my favorite!

One of my sweet roommates surprised me with this adorable Christmas mug. Isn't it the absolute cutest thing ever? I am obsessed! Christmas in a cup...all day every day people. It is the little things in life I'm tellin' ya! 

My mug is sold out, but I have seen so many cute options elsewhere!

To purchase these stackable cuties from Target click here.

I have never seen Christmas mugs like these! Love this set from Elizabeth's Embellishments. To order click here.

And if you are more of a tea person instead of coffee, check out these precious little guys from the English Tea Store.

They have so many cute options! I am swooning over each and every mug on their website. Fall in love with them too and take a look by clicking here.

#3. Study Buddies are another fav. Studying however is not my fav.

This e-card is speaking nothing but the truth, people!

Studying with friends makes studying a whole lot better. When I isolate myself from the world to study, my brain in turn goes ballistic. It just doesn't work for me at all. I am so thankful for friends who enjoy studying with other people as well. It sure does make learning about fine motor skills and physics more bearable. ;)

Obviously studying with David is the most productive way to study. Stealing his headphones and taking selfies is the reason why we are not longer allowed to go to the library together, especially the day before an exam. I wish I could blame him for this, but it is entirely the result of my immaturity and lack of self-disciple ;).

 Rachel and I should probably adapt the same philosophy as me and Dave because our study sessions turn more into laughter sessions, but laughter is good for the soul, and when the soul is happy, studying and learning becomes more productive. I am convinced that statement is 100% logical. 

Another fun study date with miss Rachel.

 And when all of my besties are all studied out, I rely on one of my favorites to keep pushing me through... caffeine in the form of Starbucks. It always comes through in the clutch.

#4. Hobby Lobby's Jesus Inspired Christmas decor is obviously another one of my favorites.

I could not resist this sign. Love the pun on words and love the meaning.

I could not find the sign on Hobby Lobby's webpage, but they had lots of options just like the one I purchased in the store! I am hoping to pick up a few more before Christmas rolls around.

#5. Fall Family Pictures are my fav!

Okay, these are actually family photos from last fall, but as we are prepping for family pictures again soon, I found myself looking back through all of the pictures we took last year. I loved that we took the pictures at my grandparents' house. It makes the scenery extra special.

Here is the whole clan on my mom's side. Goodness do I love these people.

The sibs and sweet Dave.

I just adore these two. They are so sweet.

These people mean the absolute world to me. Love them to a million pieces.

And these football pictures define our family perfectly. 

Just a little huddle sesh before we snapped the next picture.

Last but not least, my favorite out of them all! 

Happy Friday, everyone! Have a wonderful weekend! 


  1. What great family pictures! We took a couple last weekend. Fall is gorgeous!

  2. How fun are your family pics! I love the mugs and the Hobby Lobby find too. I may just have to stop by there this weekend. Dropping in from the link up! Have a great weekend :)

  3. Your family is so cute! And thanks for sharing all the mugs. I may have to purchase the Elizabeths Embellishments ones!

  4. Stopping by from the link up... your Fall family pics are gorgeous! So much love.


  5. What beautiful pics! And yes, I love a good christmas mug!
    XO sarita it's my girls' world

  6. Love this! You're right- our study sessions always do turn into laughter sessions, but I wouldn't have it any other way!

  7. The picture of Rach & you is absolutely too adorable for words! <3 Ugh, I love it. Also, I just wrote a post on Christmas mugs, too!! We are so in sync ;) Love this whole post, can't wait for next week's! :)


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